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Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

Thinking of complex adaptive systems as merely complicated entities that can be regulated like machines can lead to disaster, as Niall Ferguson shows in his recent book. Human systems are complex. He also elaborates on 16 attributes of effective ways to address complex problems.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let’s take a closer look at the nature of complex adaptive systems. Why are these systems so complex? I found the most satisfying answer to this seemingly Socratic question in an excellent 2002 paper - Complexity and Robustness - by professors Jean Carlson and John Doyle.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.

“Complicated” vs. “Complex”

Martijn Linssen

The background: A gentleman who makes a living “reducing complexity” for IT systems keeps running into some of us on Twitter who study complexity. The ask: There is a group of complexity aficionados that criticize my use of the word “complexity.” ” In general, these are folks who are influenced by the Cynefin framework that considers complexity and complicated to be different attributes of a system. The Emergence of Complexity.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until his appointment to president of the Innovation Council. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I learned about such long cycles from the works of scholar and writer Carlota Perez , author of the 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages. Complex Systems Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He cites a 2002 study by the Institute of Medicine , Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late. Next, John asks if given its launch issues and overall complexity, we would be better off repealing the ACA and starting all over? .

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

" The relationship between a brand and its customers is a complex one indeed, full of emotional connections and chemistry. Let me illustrate this complex chemistry by discussing some of my personal experiences with brands. Immigration is a very complex subject.

The New Center for Global Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Barnett (2002) had his own interpretations of knowledge in relation to uncertainty and change. Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education, International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 12(7).

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70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

The 16 categories were too complex to use in the course so we in turn re-coded the 16 categories into five to make them easier to communicate. As early as 2002 Jay was describing the unrelenting focus on formal learning in terms of the ‘Spending/Outcomes Paradox’.

Entrepreneurial migration: It’s not brain drain, it’s global network formation

Ross Dawson

Since well before I wrote Living Networks in 2002 I have been studying global innovation networks, and how necessary they are to entrepreneurial success anywhere in the world. AnnaLee Saxenian, currently Dean of UC Berkeley’s School of Information, did a great study and paper Local and Global Networks of Immigrant Professionals in Silicon Valley in 2002, focusing particularly on the Chinese and Indian networks in the Valley.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

pdf) state that “Change is as inevitable as the passage of time, but line of movement in the modern world seems to be accelerating and presenting higher education more complex challenges with each passing decade.” In 2002, MIT announced the OpenCourseWare initiative.

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They have also become more and more complex. The accounting scandals surrounding Enron , WorldCom , and others led to the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my own case, for example, I just finished watching the 60 episodes of The Wire , originally shown on HBO between 2002 and 2008. With complex films or series, I often rely on comments and reviews to better understand their storylines and characters.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the time I was general manager of the On Demand initiative that IBM had launched in October of 2002. He said that IT clouds were quite different in nature from electricity - more complex and diverse in the services they offer, and it was too early to tell how they would evolve.

Passion and Flow

John Hagel

  The ocean is complex and unpredictable (dynamical to use Rushkoff’s term), and the surfers who ride it do not have the pretence of “taming” it. The 2002 video, “PJ Ladd’s Horrible Wonderful Life,” (today one of the most well-known skate videos in history), is a classic example of amateurs who can become underground cult heroes and innovators of technique:    ].

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Real people are complex, integrated beings. The Batten Institute at the Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia hosted an invitation-only colloquium called Creating a Learning Culture: Strategy, Technology, and Practice June 26-28, 2002.

How to speak the language of thought

Mind Hacks

Albert Lee and Matthew Wilson, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) first helped to set out the principles in 2002. The language of the cells is no less complex, but now we have a Rosetta Stone against which we can decode it. We are now beginning to crack the brain’s code, which allows us to answer such bizarre questions as “what is the speed of thought?”.

The Modernization of the State

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until he was appointed by President Piñera to his present position in March of 2010. The future of the state is one of the most important and complex issues facing countries around the world. Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture

Learning while working

Jay Cross

It is essential that, irrespective of the complexity and level of qualifications, learning opportunities are improved within jobs. 2002).

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative in 2002 increased attention to open and free sharing of educational course materials (see MIT, 2011). In particular, how do people learn and solve complex problems in social, global networks in climates of information abundance? How do learners self-organize, through social and technological means, in complex and information abundant environments?

On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This paradox, first posed by Socrates (Plato, 2002), can be applied to connectivism as follows: How do you recognize a pattern if you do not already know that a specific configuration of connections is a pattern? Consider, for example, the computational model called '' the game of life '', which shows how complexity can develop out of simple rules. Learning theories, ranging from simple Hebbian mechanism to complex Boltzmann engines , create and modify connections between entities.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These early learning materials, which could be complex and engaging, were packaged and distributed through learning management systems. Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks.

Some Thoughts on The Future of Internet-Centric TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not only do I keep up with a few current series, but I can go back any time and catch up with series I missed when they were first offered, as I did last year with the 60 episodes of The Wire , originally shown on HBO between 2002 and 2008.

Typology or Taxonomy?

Dave Snowden

The Academy of Management award for my HBR cover article with Mary Boone says among other things that the paper introduces complexity science (please note the use of "science" which will be important later) and further that it applies this perspective to advance a typology of contexts to help leaders to sort out the wide variety of situations in which they must lead decisions. If the constrains and agents co-evolve then its Complex.

The evolution of Cynefin over a decade

Dave Snowden

Complex Acts of Knowing in 2002 now up to five domains (too many people succumb to the temptation forget the fifth domain) and formally linked to complex adaptive systems theory. I'm working on a history of the Cynefin model.

A Gathering Storm We Totally Missed

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Without them, Wall Street could not have developed what Warren Buffet called financial weapons of mass destruction in the 2002 Bekshire Hathaway annual report , which ultimately led to the global financial meltdown. This is both very complex and very new. Over the last hundred years we have made huge advances in our understanding of, and ability to work with ever more complex physical systems through science and engineering.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of Cambrian Explosion

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As digital components continue to become ever more powerful, inexpensive and standardized, these complex systems are growing in breadth and capabilities at a dramatic rate. These market-facing, people-oriented complex systems need to be flexible and adaptable.

A Time of Institutional Recomposition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages , scholar and writer Carlota Perez puts our own turbulent times into a clear, historical perspective. Rather, they are based on applying the best complex systems thinking and organizational management practices to government institutions.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Shirky stated his main point right up front: with complex, mass collaboration initiatives, like Linux and Wikipedia, you can never disentangle the soft human squishy stuff from the hard technologies and content the community is developing. In a seminal 2002 paper, Coase's Penguin, or, Linux and the Nature of the Firm , Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler , - then at Yale Law School, - coined the term commons-based peer production : “.

Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

High utilization, efficiency and reliability were not major design objectives because they would add to the cost and complexity of the machine. These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. By 2002, it had become pretty clear that these were not independent initiatives, but part of the Next Big Thing , which we launched in October of 2002 and called On Demand computing.

The User Illusion

Jay Cross

There is a terrain between order and chaos: a vast undiscovered continent—-the continent of complexity. Complexity appears midway between the predictable and the unpredictable, the stable and the unstable, the periodic and the random, the hierarchical and the flat, the closed and the open.

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I finish my debate with Dron in Networks, Information and Complex Adaptive Systems , and Focus on the Words. In an effort to share the wealth a bit, the government built two large complexes across the river.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Simple devices – from the One Laptop Per Child computer to the Asus Eee to the Nokia internet tablet to Apple’s iPhone now allow people to run complex software with very simple devices. Viherlahti, 1999) In 2002 Microsoft released the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition to support tablet technology. Thurrott, 2002) It included handwriting recognition and voice commands. A test-only system is a coarse system of measurement for a complex achievement.

Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

2002 Update : I just came upon an article on the web that talks of eLearning in 1997. MORE On complex projects, he works in concert with Internet Time Alliance.

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Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

2002 Update : I just came upon an article on the web that talks of eLearning in 1997. MORE On complex projects, he works in concert with Internet Time Alliance.

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The domain of disorder (i)

Dave Snowden

I referenced in the 2002 article Complex Acts of Knowing but a word count limit meant I cut material then which was reintroduced in the 2003 article with Cynthia New Dynamics of Strategy.

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 About Nancy White Published by Nancy White Nancy J.

Transparency has long been driving business and society. but it's only just begun

Ross Dawson

In my 2002 book Living Networks , the final chapter was on the future of a networked world. In both of these papers, as in a number of keynotes I gave earlier in the decade, I mentioning the now-defunct corporate leaks site internalmemos.com, which was launched in 2002, and had a significant impact for a number of companies (which are next target in line for Wikileaks and its peers).